Age of Empires II is back and better than ever. Developer Hidden Path Entertainment took the real-time strategy game we love, remastered it in HD and launched it as a Steam exclusive title on April 9, 2013; aptly naming the game Age of Empires II HD. Whether you’ve heard of this 1999 classic before this or just found out about it, we’re ready to tell you what we think about Age of Empires II HD.
BioShock Infinite is one of 2013’s most anticipated games – fans have been waiting nearly 3 years since the game was announced and in the past three months, we’ve seen a heavy and steady stream of promotion in the form of teasers, trailers, screenshots and demos from Irrational Games. Is BioShock Infinite worth the wait? After finishing the game and inspecting every nook and cranny, we have the answer right here.
It isn’t often that you see a video game from a huge publisher that isn’t a sequel or prequel to yesteryears’ titles. Tomb Raider, the 2013 game, is an exception to this. The game is a reboot of the series; a fresh story, new characters, a new setting, completely overhauled graphics and a new direction.
Assassin’s Creed 3 picks up from where it left off in the present-day storyline when Desmond awakes from his coma after being stuck in the Animus Island with Subject 16. It doesn’t even begin in medias res, unlike past games where there were wailing babies (Assassin’s Creed 2) and two angry bearded men fighting (Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood).
After a long break from the franchise and making several big hits over the past 5 years with Left4Dead, Portal and Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2, Valve has returned to develop and release a new iteration of Counter-Strike, the series which started 12 years ago as a mod branch off their Half-Life game and turned into a massively popular game among casual and professional gamers in the earlier part of the 2000’s.